Is it a native?

Cape Pond Lily - introduced *Aponogeton distachyos

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Family: Aponogetonaceae. Native of South Africa.
Occurrence: Cape Pond Lily grows in still and moving water to about half a metre deep. It favours cold weather, and is one of the few winter-growing aquatic plants. In Victoria it grows south of the divide.


Notes. Cape Pond Lily can be distinguished from other aquatic plants by the underwater tuberous stems (i.e. the stems are swollen and tuber-like), and by the distinctive flowers.

Photos: Flowers and floating leaves. Riddell’s Creek, near the railway bridge.

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